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Bodywatch; Chemical Called Cocaine, A

04/24/1987


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Series
Bodywatch
Program
Chemical Called Cocaine, A
Program Number

220

Series Description

Series host: Dr. James H. "Red" Duke, Jr., Texas physician and professor of surgery. Health correspondent: Dr. Holly Atkinson, physician and medical journalist. Commentator: T George Harris, editor-in-chief, "American Health" magazine. Program format: Magazine-style; each program is focused on a single health theme and includes feature stories as well as a commentary. Series release date: 1986

Program Description

Cocaine, long thought to be merely a "recreational" drug, is now known to have profound biological effects on the mind and body. BODYWATCH looks at cocaine's impact on the brain's pleasure centers and at how the drug constricts the blood vessels and speeds up the heart beat -- sometimes enough to cause heart attack. The program also examines the latest research being used to develop new therapies to fight cocaine addiction.

Duration

00:28:23

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Magazine
Topics
Health
Citation
Chicago: “Bodywatch; Chemical Called Cocaine, A,” 04/24/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 2, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A4E6B3769B984AC3ADD19ADD538706A5.
MLA: “Bodywatch; Chemical Called Cocaine, A.” 04/24/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 2, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A4E6B3769B984AC3ADD19ADD538706A5>.
APA: Bodywatch; Chemical Called Cocaine, A. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A4E6B3769B984AC3ADD19ADD538706A5
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